Head West: Head West (Vinyl LP)
Head West, a trio as explosive as it was short-lived, recorded in 1970 a record of soul, funk and psychedelic rock, a la Sly Stone, which was recycled 30 years later by numerous samplers, including Gorillaz, Jon Spencer, David Holmes & Bobby Gilespie/ Primal Scream.
Wita Records unearths a forgotten or unknown musical nugget, a rarity sought after by a few collectors or diggers in search of original sounds to sample.
The record is remarkable for the quality of the production, for the magnificent soulful vocal harmonies, supported by the wild roar of Robert Hunt’s Hammond organ. But it was certainly Henry Moore’s heavy breakbeats and solid grooves that, 25 to 30 years later, with the advent of sampling, gave this album a second life. Many artists and producers have recycled the drum parts with their formidable sound and efficiency.
Recorded in France in 1970 for Vogue records, these tracks are also a French production: Starchild Music who would produce the album of the Canadian combo Cane and Able.
- Head West
- Hurry Up
- Tired Of Hangin' On
- Straight Down